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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Mark  Sebba
Institution: Lancaster University
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Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/profiles/53
State and/or Country: US
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: Sebba, Mark 2007 SPELLING AND SOCIETY: The Culture and Politics of orthography around the world. Cambridge U.P.

Sebba, Mark 1997 Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles. London: Macmillan.

Sebba, Mark 1993 London Jamaican: language systems in interaction. London: Longman. (Real Language series).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Spelling and Society
 Spelling and Society
 Language Mixing and Code-Switching in Writing
 Orthography as Social Action
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Spelling and Society
 Language Mixing and Code-Switching in Writing

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